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Personal Injury Claim: What You’ll Miss Without a Lawyer 

When it comes to having personal injury claims, you want to make the best decisions. This may mean doing some research, and it may mean hiring a lawyer. If you are thinking about skipping the attorney and doing this on your own, then you need to know what you’re missing without a lawyer. 

Remember, lawyers are important to have in any case. They’re knowledgeable about the different things that can be done, but also make sure that you don’t settle for less. 

If you’re unsure whether to seek out a lawyer for your personal injury claim, the team at Gibbs & Crivelli, Slingshot Law is here to make sure you know what you can expect with a lawyer, and what you may miss without one. 

Considering Self-Representation? Questions to Ask

If you’re considering representing yourself in a personal injury case, you may be facing a difficult case. That’s especially true if you don’t have previous legal experience. There are two factors you want to consider before deciding you should be doing this for yourself. 

How Severe Are Your Damages? 

Even minimal injuries can lead to life changes and long-term penalties that will keep adding up. You may not be severely injured, but you may have needed a trip to the hospital, a few days off work, or other accruing costs. It’s easy to miss how these damages can add up without a lawyer at your side. 

If your injuries are serious, your case is more urgent than ever. You may want to speak with an attorney that knows how to maximize the damages for your case. You have not only medical bills, but losses due to lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and more. You may be facing a more detailed, involved process to get the settlement you deserve. 

Who Was At Fault?

Determining fault can be tricky. In some cases, you may be sure you know exactly who’s at fault and who to sue, but the answer isn’t always that easy. 

For example, you may have been struck by a truck driver. It may seem like you could sue the driver without a lawyer’s help, but that may just lead to trouble. The driver is on the clock, so it may be their employer who’s responsible. Talk to an attorney before you make that decision. 

Getting Compensated for Your Damages 

When you’re hurt by someone’s negligence, it’s easy to make mistakes that hurt your claim. You may not have the tools a lawyer can provide to calculate the full value of your damages, which may include the following: 

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity 
  • Property damage
  • Household accommodations, such as wheelchair ramps or handrails
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Mental anguish 
  • Loss of consortium

This is just a sample of the damages you may be eligible for, many of which you may not have the tools to calculate. Without a lawyer, you may be giving up on getting a fair settlement.

Seek Out an Attorney 

An attorney can help you negotiate and determine the losses you’ve gone through while working with the business to get you the best payout. Contact the personal injury lawyers at Gibbs & Crivelli, Slingshot Law where we can listen to the potential case you may have, answer your questions, and ensure you don’t miss anything in the process. 

You want the most for your case, and with the right lawyers, you can find out if you can have it. Injury victims with potential claims can contact us for a free consultation by calling 800-488-7840 or by filling out the following online contact form. 

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